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Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Jan. 1, 2021), Japan

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Year of Version 2021 Dates Amended up to: January 1, 2021 Entry into force: January 1, 1971 Adopted: May 6, 1970 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Japanese 著作権法(昭和45年5月6日法律第48号。2021で改正) PDF English Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Jan. 1, 2021) PDF WTO Notifications Coversheet WTO Notifications Coversheet French Loi sur le droit d'auteur (loi n° 48 du 6 mai 1970, telle que modifiée jusqu'au 1er janvier 2021) PDF Spanish Ley del derecho de autor (Ley N° 48 de 6 de mayo de 1970, según enmendada al 1 de enero de 2021) PDF English Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Jan. 1, 2021) PDF
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Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 72 of June 19, 2002)(JP046)
Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 101 of June 12, 1998)(JP033)
Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 117 of December 26, 1996)(JP032)
Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 91 of May 12, 1995)(JP001)
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Copyright Amendment Act 1998 (JP034)
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Enforcement Order of the Copyright Act (Cabinet Order No. 335 of December 10, 1970, as amended by Cabinet Order No. 299 of December 28, 2009) (JP089)
Enforcement Ordinance of the Copyright Act (Ordinance of MEXT No. 26 of December 23, 1970, as amended by Ordinance of MEXT No. 38 of December 28, 2009) (JP090)
Is superseded by (1 text(s)) Is superseded by (1 text(s))
Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to January, 1, 2022) (JP252)

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